The Lady Trailblazers blazed past Indiana Math & Science in a 69-22 affair Wednesday in the first round of Sectional 58 play.
University only allowed 10 points in three quarters, and just two points in the second and third quarters. What stuck out to head coach Justin Blanding was their intensity level.
"The seniors have been great all year but in the back of their minds they might've always said, 'we have another game,' . . . now they don't and they know every game can be their last," Blanding said. "So, we are leaving everything out on the court."
One 6-2 freshman Trailblazer, Lindsey Syrek, certainly did just that on her way to a season-high of 27 points. She averages 17.6 points per game and has scored 26 in games against Park Tudor and Greenwood Christian. She finished with a double-double, tacking on 12 rebounds as well.
Alexa Nealy also had a double-double of 10 points and boards. Emma Caress and Lucy Snyder each pitched in eight.
"It always feels good to advance and have another opportunity to play," Blanding said. "We know it will be a tough game but we are ready."
University (20-3) faces class 1A No. 7 Indianapolis Tindley who they have not played yet this season. Tindley won 86-57 over Indiana Deaf in the first round and has a 17-6 record.
"We know what Tindley is going to try and do to us and they are very good at what they do," he said. "They are a great team and a very experienced team so we know what we have to do and mainly focusing on us."